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Officer-involved shooting suspect released on bail

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 08:56:43-04

The suspect in last week's officer-involved shooting has been released on bail.

According to a press release from the Tucson Police Officer's Association, at Roy King's initial court appearance, a bail of $100,000 was requested by the Pima County Attorney's Office. The Honorable Michael Pollard set King's bail at $7,500, which only required King to post $750 to be released from jail.

Chief Magnus with TPD spoke about King being released. "I agree with the TPOA that a bail amount of $7,500 (actually 10% or $750 could be posted) is outrageous for this type and number of violent assaults. An officer was almost killed! The judge is a great man, but this was a very poor decision," he said.